The Greensville County Board of Supervisors honored Peggy R. Wiley for 37 years of service on the Greensville County Board of Supervisors and Greensville County Water and Sewer Authority.
Wiley resigned from both effective Nov. 1. A portrait of Wiley now hangs in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room along with the portraits of all members of the Board of Supervisors dating back to 1950.
Wiley was elected to the Greensville County Board of Supervisors in November of 1979 and took office in January 1980. She served as Vice-Chairman of the Board from 1981-1984 and Chairman of the Board from January, 1985- December, 2017. Wiley served on the Greensville County Water & Sewer Authority from 1980-2018. She also served on the Greensville County Planning Commission from 1980-2018 and the Southside Regional Jail Authority Board from 1995-2018.
Wiley’s other accomplishments realized throughout her career were many, not only for Greensville County but included service in organizations on the state and national level. She was a member of the Virginia Association of Counties (VACO) Executive Board of Directors from 1980-1991 and served as its President in 1993.
Both Gov. Gerald Baliles and Gov. Douglas Wilder appointed Wiley to the State Criminal Justice Services Board. Wilder also appointed. Wiley to the Southside Virginia Development Authority in 1993 and to the Virginia Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations in 1994.
Elected by her peers, Wiley represented Virginia on the National Association of Counties Board of Directors in 2002. She was the recipient of the prestigious Jefferson Cup in 2001 by the Virginia Association of Counties, recognizing her outstanding contributions to local government.
Throughout her esteemed career, Mrs. Wiley was dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all the citizens of Greensville County and worked tirelessly to serve the public.